Cisplatin User Reviews

Cisplatin - User Reviews

Cisplatin User Reviews

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Comment from: Ironweed, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: September 28

Stage three cancer at base of tongue. Now 45 months in remission. Received 62 radiation and 21 hrs of Cisplatin. Wore feedng tube for 14 months. Was tough going for several months but I got through it and feel good so far.

Related Reading: cancer | Cisplatin

Comment from: nanaja4661, 35-44 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: December 01

this is the nastiest chemo drug there is my doctor told me it would be, and that a couple of weeks i would start getting sick with it 4 hours after my first treatment i started vomiting and did not stop for the next 6 months i lost about 70 pounds during my treatments and as ugly as it was it did save my life i was a stage 4 npc- and i am very lucky to be alive so i have to say i am satisfied with it but dont fool your self it is the most horrible drug but if you have to chose life or death its pretty good

Comment from: Catlett50@msn.com, 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: November 01

This chemo made me very sick but saved my life!!! They didn't think I was going to make it but thanks to this chemo and radiation (internal and external) I am still here!!! I took this chemo through an i.v. 2 years in a row for 8 weeks once a week.

Published: May 21

11/04: began 4 treatments with Cisplatin, in conjunction with 40 treatments of IMRT (radiation) for Head/Neck CA (occult tumor). So far no recurrence, but the chemo brain has become a terrible handicap.

Related Reading: tumor

Comment from: Tom C, 65-74 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 30

Had cancerous parotid salvia gland removed(10/08) followed by 6 sessions of chemo (Cisplatin and Taxotere). Never got sick, but used Emend & Anzmet the day of treatment. Also took the Emend for two days following. The steriod taken was Decaron. The cancer had spread to the chest and lung and the chemo (11/08-3/09) was successful. Eight months later the cancer returned to the neck, which was removed. Radiation of head neck followed (33 sessions). Also during this time a nodule was found in the brain. Simultaneous to the radiation I had CyberKnife of the brain done. A double dose of radiation. The fatigue, and side effects, caused by the radiation was greater than chemo, but, one month since the last radiation, I am very hopeful about the future.

Related Reading: Taxotere | Emend | fatigue

Comment from: lily, 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 19

8/2005 i was diagnosed with stage 3b cervical cancer. had a radical hysterectemy. did 6 rounds of cisplatin with 6wks of radiation. just had my 6mo pet scan..and all is good. :)was very sick from side affects...but am alive!!

Related Reading: cervical cancer

Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: September 21

My husband who has since passed away was extremely sick after only one treatment with cisplatin. It lowered his blood counts so much that he went sepsis and almost died from this treatment.

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Comment from: ALTM, 45-54 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year Published: August 28

My 71-year-old mother received a six-month course of treatment with cisplatin by IV and IP (port into the lower abdominal cavity) and taxol by IV for her stage III-c ovarian cancer. Her CA 125, which was 200 pre-surgery to remove cancerous masses, dropped to 50 before cisplatin/taxol treatment and got down to 3 at the end of treatment. She was declared cancer-free in July '08 and was determined to have a recurrence this month (August '09). Her side effects from cisplatin were nausea/vomiting (mild) and neuropathy in her hands and feet (moderate to severe). Her finger numbness largely disappeared within six months of completing treatment; when it was active, she could not button her blouse, open a letter or write normally. The foot neuropathy remains - she has permanent numbness in her toes and on the soles of both feet, alternating with random shooting pains that make it difficult at times for her to wear shoes or stand up for more than a few minutes at a time. The nausea/vomiting started by the second month of treatment; the neuropathy did not come on until four months in and got much worse between her fifth and sixth (last) months of treatment.

Related Reading: taxol | ovarian cancer


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